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The NWA is being foolish as the hurricane season approaches

Mark Wignall

Thursday, July 25, 2013    

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I spent many months agitating for the underground culvert to be cleared after it had become clogged and compacted by debris (for about four years) allowed in through two drains on both sides of the downhill roadway that had no metal grating over them.

Because of the blockage, during heavy rainfall, water found its way through a manhole cover on private property and flooded six rooms of an apartment, forcing the residents to move out. It was not that they had not tried to get the voice of the 'authorities'.

The head of the household affected thought that she had finally scored a goal when, about two years ago, work was given to clear out the almost solid debris and soil clogging the underground culvert. She was soon brought back to reality when, long before the job was completed, work stopped because 'money run out'.

When I got involved a few months ago...

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